- Vaccine Prevents Mad Mice Disease
An oral vaccine can prevent mice from developing Prion disease. Prion diseases, which include scrapie, mad cow disease, and chronic wasting disease, are fatal and there is no treatment or cure. The disease spreads when an animal eats the body parts of othe ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2007 - 2:28pm
- Topical Honey As A Treatment For Diabetic Ulcers
With funding provided by the Wisconsin Partnership Fund for Health and the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Jennifer Eddy of UW Health's Eau Claire Family Medicine Clinic is currently conducting the first randomized, double-blind cont ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2007 - 11:47pm
- Unprocessed Farm Milk Reduces Childhood Asthma And Allergies
Drinking farm milk can protect children against asthma and hayfever, according to a study of nearly 15,000 children published in the May issue of Clinical and Experimental Allergy. But consuming farm milk that hasn’t been boiled may pose health risks and f ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2007 - 9:56am
- A Bad Mix: Psychiatric Drugs, Money, And Children
I gripe about the poverty of postdoctoral scientists, but I'd rather be poor and keep my professional integrity than be lavishly paid by drug makers and lose my conscience. The NY Times has a story about psychiatrists who receive payments from drug ma ...
Article - Michael White - May 10 2007 - 11:55am
- Exposure To Mercury Before Birth Is No Higher In Autistic Kids, Study Says
The increase in the number of diagnosed cases of autism in recent years has sparked concern that environmental toxins may cause this complex disorder. A new study found, however, that exposure to Rh immune globulin preserved with mercury-containing thimero ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 31 2010 - 4:49pm
- Green Tea May Prevent Bladder Inflammation
Approximately ten million American adults have problems controlling their bladders. Bladder disease affects both men and women and can include incontinence or interstitial cystitis, a chronic inflammatory condition that causes frequent, urgent and painful ...
Article - News Staff - May 20 2007 - 1:48pm
- Smokers Have Higher Risk Of Depression, Says Study
Based on a Finnish study, smokers have higher risk of depression than non-smokers. In addition, smokers who quit have an elevated risk of depressive symptoms in the short term. It is known that depression is associated with cigarette smoking, but the natur ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2007 - 10:50am
- Vitamin D And Calcium May Reduce Pre-menopausal Breast Cancer
Women who consume higher amounts of calcium and vitamin D may have a lower risk of developing premenopausal breast cancer. Data from animal studies have linked calcium and vitamin D to breast cancer prevention, according to background information in the ar ...
Article - News Staff - May 28 2007 - 8:38pm
- Changing The Prognosis For AIDS Patients
Three new drugs are predicted to help transform the long-term prognosis for people with the AIDS virus, says an editorial in BMJ, which points towards highly promising results from trials of three new drugs. HIV patients in “deep salvage” – meaning those p ...
Article - News Staff - May 31 2007 - 9:01pm
- The Link Between Khat And Mental Illness
Commonly used by around 10 million people in east Africa and countries in the Arabian peninsula, chewing khat for its stimulant properties has also become popular in the UK among immigrants of the Somali, Yemeni and Ethiopian communities. Whilst it is repo ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 4 2007 - 1:23pm